Tag:Cam Heyward
Posted on: March 30, 2011 2:29 pm
 

DE Heyward gets in long-awaited workout

Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward was timed around 4.95 seconds in the 40-yard dash and posted a 35-inch vertical at his Wednesday workout, according to multiple reports.

Heyward, who projects best to the five-technique end role in a 3-4 scheme because he lacks elite pass-rush skills, also went through positional drills. He is currently rated as NFLDraftScout.com's eighth-best defensive end in the 2011 class and No. 24 prospect overall.

It was Heyward's first on-field work in front of NFL scouts since undergoing Tommy John surgery in January. He was unable to participate in the scouting combine in February or Ohio State's main pro day March 14.

The son of Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, the late bruising NFL running back, Cameron can line up at any spot along the line outside of nose tackle. He complements his versatility with decent size, strength and athleticism, although he doesn't truly excel in any one area and was highly inconsistent in 2010.

Chargers GM A.J. Smith and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau were among those to watch the workout, according to NFL.com.

--Derek Harper, NFLDraftScout.com Executive Editor

 
 
 
 
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